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`This book deals with many aspects of psychodynamic counselling from the minutiae of the extrinsic context, such as decor, through the "therapeutic stance of attentive reserve" on to an elaboration of the elements of a therapeutic relationship... the book is liberally garnished with case studies... informative and thought-provoking... a useful resource to those teaching psychodynamic principles... If you are new to psychodynamic work, this book could be a safe and helpful guide... The ideas and techniques offered by the author may also prove intriguing and even inspiring to those (like me) from a different therapeutic orientation' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry Psychodynamic counselling has d

Inform Your Counselling with Regular Theoretical Input
Inform your counselling with regular theoretical input

As we have seen throughout this book, psychodynamic counselling is an activity that requires a defined setting for it to take place. We have considered the importance of providing and maintaining the external setting as a context in which the behaviour of the client may be meaningfully understood. We have further considered the internal setting in terms of the therapeutic stance and theoretical perspective of the counsellor. Here we turn our attention to the importance for the counsellor of continuing to participate in the wider ongoing discussion about psychodynamic counselling.

Beyond her participation in the training group, so much of the counsellor's professional activity takes place within the isolated retreat of the counselling room. ...

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